HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Main » The DU Lounge (Forum) » I facilitated a Christmas...

Tue Dec 25, 2018, 10:52 PM

I facilitated a Christmas Miracle

Last night I was driving down the road and came upon a dog running loose. When I got out to investigate it ran up to a lady and was bothering her dog, who was getting angry. She was shouting for help. To defuse the situation I made come hither gestures and the dog came over and jumped into my car.

I phoned Bylaw Enforcement but nobody was available and they suggested bringing him to a 24 hour vet which I did. They were not able to take him but did check for licence and chip. No dice.

Not wanting to leave him outside in freezing weather I took him back where I found him and told him to take me home. He took off at a run dragging me behind and ran up to a house with a “beware of dog” sign on it. I knocked but no one came to the door but a little yap dog. Then he tried the house next door but lost interest. I gave up, brought him home, found a cage big enough to hold him and we settled in for the night. My dogs and cats were not amused.

I got onto social media and discovered someone at the vet clinic had already started a thread so I contributed what I knew. Other people joined in.

Christmas morning I got a phone call warning me to check social media. The owner had been found. A quick phone call to check particulars only the owner would know, a two minute minute drive and dog and owner were reunited. Turns out they did live at the house next door.

20 replies, 2044 views

Reply to this thread

Back to top Alert abuse

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
Arrow 20 replies Author Time Post
Reply I facilitated a Christmas Miracle (Original post)
TrogL Dec 2018 OP
PoindexterOglethorpe Dec 2018 #1
hibbing Dec 2018 #2
backtoblue Dec 2018 #3
NJCher Dec 2018 #4
FM123 Dec 2018 #5
Stuart G Dec 2018 #6
radical noodle Dec 2018 #7
KY_EnviroGuy Dec 2018 #8
fierywoman Dec 2018 #9
They_Live Dec 2018 #10
Stonepounder Dec 2018 #11
pnwmom Dec 2018 #12
Doreen Dec 2018 #13
Duppers Dec 2018 #14
KT2000 Dec 2018 #15
Kurt V. Dec 2018 #16
lindysalsagal Dec 2018 #17
TrogL Dec 2018 #18
TrogL Dec 2018 #19
SammyWinstonJack Dec 2018 #20

Response to TrogL (Original post)

Tue Dec 25, 2018, 11:02 PM

1. How incredibly kind of you.

Dogs and cats easily get loose and go astray and sometimes it does take a kind stranger to help out.

Some years ago a cat showed up on our front lawn, starving, flea-ridden, clearly convinced we were her last best hope. It was at the start of a serious heat wave, with temperatures going over 100 degrees every day. We already had two cats, didn't want another one, and so ignored her for two or three days. Then we broke down, gave her some water. The next day some food. Two days after that took her to the vet, got her shots and flea medication. She stayed outside one more day to allow the fleas to die off, then took her inside. And even though we did the standard and correct thing of isolating her from the other cats, she was clearly astonished and a bit upset that there were other cats in the house. Initially we tried to find someone who would take her, then decided she may as well join the family. The cats all eventually decided they would get along.

All three of those cats were wonderful, but the stray was in many ways the most special of them all.

They have all since gone on to (as I like to say) that great litterbox in the sky. I've always wondered how she got to us, because it was very obvious she'd been a well loved and well taken care of pet up to some point. People who deliberately abandon animals are despicable, and if I believed in Hell I'd want to know there was a special place there for them.

Your dog simply somehow got loose and you are a wonderful, wonderful person to take care of him.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to TrogL (Original post)

Tue Dec 25, 2018, 11:03 PM

2. Good for you! n/t

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to TrogL (Original post)

Tue Dec 25, 2018, 11:11 PM

3. You rock!



Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to TrogL (Original post)

Tue Dec 25, 2018, 11:15 PM

4. thank you

I'd have done the same. That's what I'd want someone to do if my pet became lost.

It was a lot of trouble for you but it was well worth it for both human and dog.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to TrogL (Original post)

Tue Dec 25, 2018, 11:26 PM

5. What a wonderful kind thing you did!

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to TrogL (Original post)

Wed Dec 26, 2018, 12:10 AM

6. You are the best...thanks for sharing...k and r

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to TrogL (Original post)

Wed Dec 26, 2018, 12:17 AM

7. People who are kind to animals

are just good folks. Thanks for helping reunite the dog and his parents.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to TrogL (Original post)

Wed Dec 26, 2018, 12:22 AM

8. K&R. What a kind and generous thing you have done.

That was the true spirit of Christmas...... ..........

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to TrogL (Original post)

Wed Dec 26, 2018, 12:30 AM

9. Big wet smoochy dog kisses to you !!!

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to TrogL (Original post)

Wed Dec 26, 2018, 12:30 AM

10. Way to go!

I've had similar adventures, one with a wayward parrot showing up at my door.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to TrogL (Original post)

Wed Dec 26, 2018, 12:35 AM

11. You just helped make my Christmas day.

Kudos to you and to the others you contacted who passed it on.

You gave us all here on DU and an owner who would have had a miserable Christmas a true miracle.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to TrogL (Original post)

Wed Dec 26, 2018, 12:42 AM

12. How kind and caring of you to go to so much trouble. Thank you, TrogL.

With two beloved dogs in our family, I know how much what you did must have meant to that owner.



Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to TrogL (Original post)

Wed Dec 26, 2018, 01:11 AM

13. You gave both the family and the dog a wonderful Christmas gift.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to TrogL (Original post)

Wed Dec 26, 2018, 01:44 AM

14. We compassionate dog lovers thank you.

You have ❤

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to TrogL (Original post)

Wed Dec 26, 2018, 02:58 AM

15. That is great and kind of you

that can be a rough situation to be in, not knowing if you will ever find the owner. So glad it turned out well. It sounds like he escaped from his home. Funny that he jumped into your car.
Your cats and dogs did live through the Christmas Miracle - that is good!

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to TrogL (Original post)

Wed Dec 26, 2018, 07:05 AM

16. a big k&r to you

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to TrogL (Original post)

Wed Dec 26, 2018, 08:57 AM

17. You are the miracle: You took the time. Those owners need tags!

People need to take responsibility for their pets.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to lindysalsagal (Reply #17)

Wed Dec 26, 2018, 11:53 AM

18. There was something wrong with the dog's chip

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to TrogL (Original post)

Wed Dec 26, 2018, 02:08 PM

19. This was playing on the radio at the time


Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to TrogL (Original post)

Thu Dec 27, 2018, 09:50 PM

20. Wonderful.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink

Reply to this thread